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, john heilemann. msnbc political analyst and executive editor of msnbc.com, richard wolffe. msnbc political analyst, jonathan alter of bloomberg view, and msnbc political analyst and former dnc, karen finney, hopefully joining us shortly. john, i go to you first. in terms of sandy being an inflection point, game changer, if you will, a term we do not toss around lightly, are we -- is it -- is it a game changer? can you prognosticate that far? do you think the president is stronger coming out of the sandy response as a candidate? >> look, there's no question that if you think about this storm and what it's done to the media environment over the course of the week, it's blackout coverage. so the president's been in that coverage. and to some extent, much driven by the storm but he's -- he's there, he's the president on screen. governor romney has been nowhere. he's just -- it's not his fault. he's just not part of this conversation. he doesn't have anything to say about it. he doesn't have a role to play. so if you're a challenger, running a presidential campaign, in the last week t
. >> for this particular news cycle. >> it is. john king interrupts him and says even for disaster relief and he continues on saying it's immoral and makes no sense. >> that's the wonderful version of ideological consistency that occasionally erupts in republican primaries. when they're going way over into territory, which is what we was trying to do. we'll see how he handles the -- be that video fwigz to be on a loop on this network and others for the next couple days. >> and you know, steve, i want to ask you in terms of looking -- we don't know the effects of the storm and its toll will be and we are concerned about the damage that it may cause and the lives that may be lost and any victims that are in the way of the storm, but in terms of the campaign, the fact that we are one week out from the election, the question is, how does each candidate account for this? and it looks like obama is going to stay in washington, take on the role of commander in chief as he probably has to. the bigger question is, what does mitt romney do? how does he -- what does had he do as far as the optics of looking like he'
to be held to that in the presidency. >> let's be clear, too, john king said even disaster relief and romney sort of mowed over that, i don't know whether -- >> oh, yeah. >> that was an acknowledgement even in the case of disaster relief we would turn this over to the states or private sector. chris christie has given president obama a warm embrace and maybe in so doing has validated the notion that government has a role to play. we got word that jeb bush added his -- threw his hat in the ring as far as the role of federal government, he is no stranger to disaster in florida being the former governor there. my experience in all this emergency response business it is the local level and state level that really matters, that if they do their job right the federal government part works out pretty good. trying to shift the onus -- not the onus but the job on to the state and local level which, of course, is more in line with republican priorities as far as spending is it not? >> i think that's right. the broad vision of the romney budget if you take almost everything you can think of in the fede
romney has is in colorado got john elway, a big famous football quarterback. i don't think that moves people in colorado who hadn't made up their minds but people who heard about it, gets them excited. that's what happens at this point today. >> i would say i think the bloomberg endorsement may have an extra effect because it comes after the christie imagery and in the closing phase, mitt romney was very much plugging the i'm going to go there and be able to be bipartisan in a way that barack obama hasn't been and he's doing this on a week you have chris christie hugging him and mayor bloomberg endorsing him. that gives the bloomberg endorsement a little bit more effect than it otherwise has. >> it does speak briefly a little bit to some of the businessmen, the rich folks who feel like obama's turned their back on him. there was that tone of like, oh, okay, yeah but we have to be with him. i don't like everything he's about done but on a couple things we have to be with him. >> significant things. he brought up the supreme court appointments that the next president will make and suppo
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